Dr Margaret Whoriskey, MBE
Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government
Margaret is Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division within Scottish Government. She is responsible for the national Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland. She also has a lead role in development of policy on Technology Enabled Care and has a sponsorship role for the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. She is active in the European arena and European Innovation Partnership (EIP).
Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in Scotland having joined when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was a unique partnership between the Scottish Government, Local Government (CoSLA), NHS Scotland, the Third, Independent Care and Housing sectors, tasked with accelerating the pace of local change and improvement in the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.
Head of Local Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland
Manira joined NHS National Service Scotland in May 2015, and was appointed to lead the deployment of Local Intelligence across Health and Social Care. Within the first year the Local Intelligence Support (LIST) were embedded across all Integration Authorities in Scotland and resulted in co-designing linked data across multiple care sectors to support improved decision making for individuals.
In 2016 LIST was awarded “Customer and Partner Engagement” excellence for the transformational leadership in utilising intelligence to support a step-change in cultural and operational innovation. In April 2016 Manira’s remit increased, providing analytical support deployed across Scottish Government. From 2017 Manira has been accountable for developing the intelligence and informatics offering across Primary Care to support the newly formed GP Clusters, whilst co-designing a “whole systems” approach by transcending boundaries across, health, social care and community. In addition, this year Manira will also be leading the data and intelligence design for Regional Planning across Scotland.
Manira has been learning and sharing with Health and Care colleagues internationally, seeking opportunities to collaborate with different nations in order to bring innovative solutions using data and intelligence to support communities across Scotland.
Prior to joining NHS Scotland Manira worked across the financial industry, involved in global workforce planning and investment of offshore trading.
Director, Digital and Service Transformation, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, The ALLIANCE
Zahid leads the ALLIANCE’s digital health and care team and has oversight of ALISS.
He helps facilitate people’s input to digital health and care – and to the service transformation agenda, which is one of the key strands of Scotland’s new digital health and care strategy.
This includes taking forward ‘Our GP’, one of Scotland’s largest co-design projects through which people created three innovative GP digital services for potential implementation.
He also works collaboratively to support the third sector innovate in health and care using digital.
Zahid brings 16 years’ experience in digital and previously worked as a Policy Manager at the UK communications regulator, Ofcom and was the Scottish Government’s Head of Telecommunications Policy.
Health Journalist and Broadcaster
Pennie Taylor is a freelance journalist and broadcaster who specialises in health matters. A former BBC Scotland Health Correspondent, she has also worked for a number of newspapers including The Sunday Herald and Scotland on Sunday.
Pennie has a particular interest in public involvement in NHS development, and has led national and local consultations on a range of issues. Having worked as Head of Communications for the-then Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust between 2000 and 2002, she knows how things operate inside the health service as well as on newsdesks. This gives her a uniquely informed perspective from which to approach, and stimulate, debate.
Prof Mahmood Adil, DCH, CerHEcon, DipHInformatics, MHSM, FRCP(Edin), FFPH, Dip IoD
Medical Director, Information Services Division (ISD) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland
Prof Mahmood Adil has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current remit is to oversee the health intelligence and health protection functions of Scotland. He provides professional leadership in utilising the most comprehensive national health data and informatics capability to transform broad ranging clinical services and outcomes from cancer to infection control and promoting research & innovation in the country. He is also Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness at University of Glasgow. Previously, he was National Quality & Efficiency Advisor at the Department of Health (England) and World Bank advisor. He is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA) and Yale School of Public Health. He has higher qualifications in medicine, paediatrics, public health, economics, management and health informatics fields.
Chief Executive and Platform Architect, Mydex CIC
I have been involved in health and social care systems and data for a large part of my working life working.
Over the last 10 years I have created an asset and mission locked community interest company and digital public trust platform designed to help people manage their personal data and identity in all contexts of their lives.
A significant element of this has been within health and social care. Person Centred Design is fundamental to success and for that to work requires data to flow securely and safely.
Empowering individual's to take an active part in setting their own policy, preferences and intentions on how their data is being used and for what purposes by whom and when is core the future and data led service redesign. Get right here, gets it right everywhere for all.
Mydex CIC work across local clusters of organisations helping make data flow securely whilst reducing friction, effort, risk and cost and ensuring GDPR compliance and trust. Mydex CIC provides a neutral underpinning layer of the emerging personal data and identity ecosystem.
All too often the approach taken is organisation centric, with talk of monetisation of data and a fixation on specific technology as opposed the implementation of core principles such data independence, portability, interoperability and the need for independent certification of services so they can be trusted.
Clinical Lead, NES Digital, and Clinical Director of eHealth, NHS Grampian
Dr Steve Baguley is a consultant in Sexual Health & HIV and Clinical Director of eHealth for NHS Grampian. He has recently been appointed as one of the clinical leads for the NES Digital Service.
Steve has long had an interest in information management in healthcare, completing an MSc in Healthcare Informatics in 2008. He was appointed Clinical Director for eHealth in 2010 and sits on national groups that advise on Digital Health strategy and implementation in Scotland. In 2016 he spent a month exploring healthcare IT in Estonia, one of the nations at the forefront of healthcare digitisation.
Steve became a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics in 2017.
He has particular interests in benchmarking progress to promote clinical engagement and also focussing IT developments on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s quadruple aim.
In his new role at NES Digital he will be supporting the development of Scotland’s National Digital Platform.
Dr Simon Bourne
CEO, my mhealth
Dr Simon Bourne, CEO of my mhealth Limited, qualified as a doctor from University College London in 1995 and specialised in respiratory medicine. He took up the role as lead COPD consultant, and senior lecturer at University Hospital Southampton in 2007, where he took most of his practice from the hospital, into the community within the first 3 months.
Realising innovation was key to reaching his patients, and delivering quality care at scale, Simon set up new community pathways within Southampton City and later formed a digital health company, my mhealth Limited in 2012. Simon has been CEO of my mhealth since 2012, and now works full time in this role.
my mhealth are now the leading UK supplier of long-term condition digital products to over 100 CCGs in England and several Health Boards in Wales and Scotland, to patients with COPD, Asthma, Diabetes and Heart Disease. This year my mhealth launched their first telehealth product that interfaces with their self-management solutions.
Business Manager UK and Ireland, Forcare
Robin Breslin has worked in healthcare software for 30 years. Starting in radiology, Robin as been a programmer (wiring CR/MR and 3D software) and became involved with Interoperability through radiology image sharing (DICOM and HL7). For the past 7 years Robin has been working in the wider aspects of healthcare interoperability and the implementation of standards based solutions (IHE XDS and FHIR) with international and UK experience.
Senior Manager, Assistive Technology Enabled Care, Edinburgh's Health and Social Care Partnership
I have a proven track record of nearly 30 years professional experience of delivering, leading and managing across a wide range of housing, third sector and health and social care settings. During this time, I have focused on continually developing skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience to assist me to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to improve the lives of older and vulnerable people in their own homes.
Head of Service – Strategic Development, NHS National Services Scotland / ISD
Jonathan is Head of Service for the Strategic Development team for the Public Health& Intelligence (PHI) strategic business unit in NHS National Services Scotland, and is currently leading on Data Science, CivTech and major programmes across the NHS in Scotland.
Prior to his current role, Jonathan held a number of IT Project Management posts in the Public and Private Sector and has a strong track record on complex IT and eHealth project and programme delivery. His career in eHealth and IT includes the delivery of the Emergency Care Summary and Key Information Summary systems which were major achievements in improving patient care across Scotland.
Head of Service Development, NHS 24
Murdoch leads NHS 24’s Service Transformation Programme, which is developing and testing new service models, to find better ways of managing demand and providing access to health and care. Previously Head of Reform and Change Management at Renfrewshire Council, Murdoch has extensive experience in social care information systems and has been closely involved in initiatives to develop technology support for data sharing and collaboration. In a career encompassing voluntary, private and public sector roles, Murdoch has managed: Social Work IS/IT, Business Administration, Customer Services, ICT and Programme/Project Management services. He has led and delivered a range of improvement programmes spanning strategic service redesign, ICT strategy and new ways of working.
Dr Christopher Carlin
Consultant Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Dr Chris Carlin is Consultant Physician and NRS Senior Investigator in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He runs a realistic medicine-based research, innovation and training programme, covering all facets of breathing support and severe respiratory failure. Key interests are evaluating novel physiology endpoints and appraising and adopting digital technology innovations and service models.
Data Protection Officer and Head of Information Governance, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Johnny is Data Protection Officer and Head of Information Governance at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust.
I lead on DHI’s technical strategy and am responsible for the way DHI support and delivers technical innovation. My main contribution is to apply systems thinking and methodologies in support of the overall DHI innovation model – creatively applying technology in ways that can bring about whole system change.
I have five years working in digital innovation, 4 years working in public policy (Scottish Government and Parliament) and have had project, programme, and portfolio management training and experience (2 years as a project manager for the NHS, 1 year as a programme manager for the NHS, 3 years as a portfolio manager for the DHI). My specialism is in Clinical Decision Support, Health & care technology and unscheduled care.
I am devoted to the idea that citizens can be empowered to take an active role in their own wellbeing. Health and care services need to learn how to work with people on their own terms. I think digital health offers tools to achieve this, and the DHI has the fresh perspective necessary to reconceive of the relationship between the citizen and those who might care for them.
Director of Digital, Scottish Government
Colin Cook is Digital Director, Scottish Government. In that role he is responsible for the Scottish Government’s Shared IT service, data policy, the development of digital public services and the roll out of broadband and mobile connectivity.
Colin started his working life in the packaging industry before joining Royal Mail where he eventually became Marketing Director of the company’s £4 billion core letters business. Other roles have included Marketing Director, British Army Recruitment, Head of Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretariat and a Senior Civil Servant leading change programmes across NHS Scotland.
CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Richard Corbridge is a globally recognised expert in healthcare strategy and digital technology, with over 20 years experience in the Health and Clinical Research Information sectors. Richard has a passion for business change and benefits management in health and very much insists on a focus on engagement and benefits being brought to technology implementation.
In late November 2017 Richard joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust as their first Chief Digital and Information Officer with a remit of bringing the ‘Leeds Way’ culture to the digital capability of the trust and ensuring that Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, one of the largest in the NHS, adopts a digital fabric to how it delivers health care by the end of 2019.
Prior to this Richard was the Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive in Ireland and Chief Executive Officer for eHealth Ireland. In the three years Richard was in Ireland he implemented a unique identifier for health, fully digitized the referral process, put in place Irelands first clinical information officers council, began the first epilepsy genomic sequencing programme globally, put in place the ability to implement a national lab system and a national maternity EHR
eHealth Project Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
John is an IT specialist with 30 years’ experience building enterprise scale digital solutions. Having worked around the globe gaining experience in a variety of industries including science, finance, telecoms and government, John has spent the last 17 years specialising in digital systems implementation in the public sector. As a programme manager for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, John led an implementation team of West of Scotland health boards and partner suppliers to develop a proof of concept patient portal and supporting infrastructure platform under phase 2 of the Scottish Governments Health and Social Care Patient Portal programme. With that platform now live John is continuing to manage the challenges of building new services, extending integration with core NHS systems and enabling more third party suppliers to join the platform ecosystem.
Professor George Crooks OBE
Chief Executive, DHI
Professor George Crooks is currently the Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland’s national innovation centre for digital health and care. He leads an organisation that is tasked with delivering innovation in digital health and care that will help Scotland’s people to live longer, healthier lives and create new jobs for the economy. DHI provides opportunities for Scotland’s public sector, academia, charities and industry to co-design digital solutions to some of the country’s biggest health and care challenges working with patients, service users and their families.
He was previously the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare. George was a General Medical Practitioner for 23 years in Aberdeen latterly combining that role as Director of Primary Care for Grampian. George is on the Board of the European Connected Health Alliance. He is currently a Board member and past president of the European Health Telematics Association. He is also an adjunct Professor of Telehealth at the University of Southern Denmark.
He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.
TEC and Innovation Programme Manager, Loretto Care
Currently in a role where I work equally between Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, and Loretto Care/Wheatley Group. Over the last four years I have played a key role in helping to develop a learning and development environment for staff across Glasgow from all Public Sector an Independent organisations. I have also been able to develop a number of digital products which are now ready to be shared more widely.
My background is in Education/Social Work though I retrained in E-commerce technologies around 15 years ago. I’m an avid learner and over the last year have taken a number of courses in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
I believe technology will play a key role in delivering key outcomes for individuals, workers and organisations increasingly over the coming years especially given the current ageing population and financial constraints the Public Sector faces.
In my spare time I like to watch football, play the guitar and I also volunteer as a Panel Member in the Children’s Hearing system which is hugely rewarding, and I would wholeheartedly recommend to people to participate if they can identify the time to do so.
Industry Technical Specialist, Intel UK
Chris is an Industry Technical Specialist working with Enterprises in Europe, and is responsible for assisting customers in their use of Intel products and technologies to enhance their offerings and grow their businesses.
In particular, Chris is focused on areas including Software Defined Storage, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Workload & Infrastructure Acceleration, and Enterprise Digital Transformation.
Chris has held a number of sales & marketing positions during his 19 years with Intel, including Key Account Management, Product & Technical Marketing roles in Europe and the US, Business Development for a number of Intel product lines, and support of Digital Transformation initiatives with G500 customers around the world.
Chris holds a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Computer Systems) from Brunel University in London, UK.
Chris will be joined by other members of the Intel UK team including representatives from the Health & Life Sciences team (Emmaliese Baldwin & Costas Stylianou), and Artificial Intelligence group (Walter Riviera).
Strategic Development Director, Blackwood Group
Simon has over 15 years experience in housing and asset management across public, private and 3rd sectors. He has significant experience in the delivery of projects ranging from new build developments to innovative systems integration including the development of the award winning Blackwood House and CleverCogs systems.
Scottish Government NMAHP Digital Health and Care Clinical Lead and Nurse Consultant Digital Health and Care, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and Scottish Government Digital Health and Care
Mark was born in Dumfries; Scotland however he has lived and worked in Ayrshire for the last 29 years.
He completed his Registered Mental Health Nurse Training in Dumfries in 1989 and also has a BSc in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Management of Health and Social Care. He has continued his learning in Health Informatics at Masters Level.
Mark worked clinically as both a hospital and community based Mental Health Nurse for many years in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland.
In 2003 Mark was seconded from his clinical post to manage a programme of work developing Integrated Care Pathways and exploring how the use of a Digital Health and Care systems could support both patients and their carers’ journey through mental health services.
In 2007 Mark moved part time to Healthcare Improvement Scotland as one of 3 National Integrated Care Pathway coordinators for Mental Health Services.
Mark worked on that programme at Healthcare Improvement Scotland until 2014. He then moved to the Scottish Government where he is now one of the Digital Health and Care Clinical Leads for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals.
Marks role in Ayrshire and Arran has also evolved over the years and he currently the Nurse Consultant for Mental Health and Digital Health and Care across the local NHS system and their 3 Health and Social Care Partnerships.
Angiolina Foster CBE
Chief Executive, NHS 24
Angiolina was appointed as NHS 24's Chief Executive in December 2016, having been interim Chief Executive since March of that year. NHS 24 is Scotland's Digital Health and Care Service.
She began her career in local government, where she gained extensive operational management experience in Scotland’s two largest local authorities – Glasgow and Edinburgh.
In her work with these unitary authorities, she gained a strong reputation for driving-up service quality and maximising value for citizens. Over this period, she developed a keen personal interest in customer-led performance improvement.
From 2001 to 2014, Angiolina held a number of senior positions within the Scottish Government, leaving there to become Chief Executive of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
Angiolina is proud to work in public service and takes inspiration from the many dedicated people with whom she works. She was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2011.
Regional Director of Marketing, InterSystems
Mike joined InterSystems as Director of Marketing in 2000 after 20 years in the IT industry. He has worked at vendors in the health technology market since 1982 in technical, sales, and marketing roles, assisting in the delivery of solutions for primary, acute, and community health services. Mike is passionate about how technology can improve patient safety, secure the quality of outcomes, manage resources efficiently, as well as help motivate and support care professionals and managers.
InterSystems is a leading global developer of electronic patient record and health information exchange solutions, Mike’s role provides him with a broad insight into the challenges and processes involved in the successful use of technology to assist health and care delivery for different settings, teams, and cultures.
CIO, NHS 24
Ann-Marie was appointed Chief Information Officer for NHS 24 in April 2017 and successfully led the implementation of the new SAP technology platform across the organisation which went live in October 2017.
Ann-Marie has over twenty years of IT experience and has held a number of senior roles across the public and private sectors including Chief Information Officer for National Trust for Scotland, Chief Information Officer for Care Visions and Head of IT for Glasgow City Council and Compliance and Data Warehousing Manager for National Australia Group Europe. Prior to this Ann-Marie was previously a State Enrolled Nurse.
Programme Manager - Lanarkshire Telehealth Programme, South Lanarkshire H&SCP
Morag Hearty, a nurse by profession, is Programme Manager for Lanarkshire’s Telehealth Programme which included participation in the United4Health and SmartCare European studies. She is currently leading the use of Home and Mobile Health Monitoring and Video consultations across the Lanarkshire Partnerships as part of the Scottish Government funded Technology Enabled Care programme.
Her previous experience has ranged across a number of both acute and primary care settings prior to the project management of the innovative Integrated Community Support Teams which introduced 24 hour community nursing, allied health professionals and social work staff working together.
Morag and her team were honoured to receive the inaugural Holyrood Digital Health and Care Team award in February 2018.
From January 2019 Morag will be working part time as Strategic Lead in the National TEC team supporting Home and Mobile Health Monitoring.
Dr Lesley Holdsworth
Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government
Lesley is a SG Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care with a specific responsibility for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health and was named Digital Impact Leader 2018 and Digital Team leader of the Year 2018 at the UK Digital Health Awards. Information and how it’s used to support meaningful improvement has shaped much of her career. Lesley was instrumental in developing the proactive national NMAHP ehealth network which also supports a national leadership programme run through NES which has seen over 190 graduate to date. She has held a number of national positions over the last 20 years including most recently, Programme Director at HIS ealthcare Improvement Scotland and Head of Health Services Research & Effectiveness. In 2010, she was seconded to NHS 24 as Allied Health Director to lead the development and efficacy for a national point of access to MSK services and self management information supported though technology www.nhsinform/msk.co.uk . During this time, as a Winston Churchill Fellow she visited Australia and New Zealand to explore digital solutions. Despite having wide ranging multiprofessional interests, her longstanding major research interest over the years has been in establishing the efficacy of patient self referral systems both nationally and internationally about which she has widely published and presented. Lesley was made a fellow of the CSP in 2002 in recognition of this and her wider work.
Director, NHS Education for Scotland Digital Service & Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Scottish Government
Geoff was Director of Health and Social Care Integration at the Scottish Government from 2014 to 2018 and before that was Head of Mental Health.
Projects Co-ordinator, PAMIS
I’m a Learning Disabilities Nurse working for PAMIS a 3rd Sector organisation that supports people who have profound and multiple disabilities (PMLD) and their families.
PAMIS have a special interest in using technology to improve communication and underpin good care within this group of people, and have developed the PAMIS Digital Passport, a flick through e-book which acts as the voice of the person with PMLD, sharing information about their life, their care needs and their aspirations. Part of my role is to work with individuals, their families and the practitioners they involve in order to develop the passport. I also support practitioners to embed it in their practice, building familiarity and use within a variety of settings.
My wider background is within care, education and technology with an emphasis on helping people to access technology, particularly those who experience barriers and those who find technology more challenging.
National Programme Manager, High Intensity Network
Paul is a former mental health specialist police officer. In 2012 he led one of the UK’s first Street Triage teams (mental health and police co-responding to crisis calls). Between 2013 and 2015, he designed and piloted a new team to better support the most frequent and risky crisis callers. This SIM model of care was accepted onto the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme in October 2016, which led to SIM being adopted by 11 NHS Mental Health Trusts in 2017 and 2018, with another 19 trusts likely to adopt in 2019.
In October 2017, Paul left the police service to work full time for NHS England, leading the High Intensity Network. SIM is now also supported by all the 15 Academic Health Science Networks across England.
Paul has over 20 years lived experience of clinical depression which at times has led to suicidal thoughts, being detained under the MH Act, being arrested for crisis-related behaviour and hospitalisation.
Senior Procurement Specialist, Scotland Excel
Euan joined Scotland Excel in 2015 and is a Senior Procurement Specialist within the Social Care category team. He leads on the national Technology Enabled Care procurement framework that is used by all 32 local authorities in Scotland. Euan regularly works with key stakeholders within health and social care to promote the advantages of a collaborative and strategic approach to the procurement of care services across Scotland.
Euan’s focus is on providing best practice procurement and the added value of community benefits within public sector contracts whilst offering innovative procurement solutions to an ever-changing care and technology landscape.
Euan joined Scotland Excel after completing a MSc in Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He is passionate about promoting sustainability and added value throughout the supply chain, something that Scotland Excel consistently promotes in their procurement arrangements across all categories.
Dr Donald Macaskill
Chief Executive, Scottish Care
Dr Donald Macaskill is Chief Executive of Scottish Care, the representative body of Scotland’s independent sector social care providers. The sector is the largest in Scotland comprising over 400 providers employing over 100,000 staff.
Dr Macaskill has worked for many years in the health and social care sectors across the United Kingdom, specialising in learning disability and older people’s work. A particular professional focus has been issues related to bereavement, palliative care and individual rights. For thirteen years he ran an equality and human rights consultancy in the United Kingdom and Europe. In August 2018 he wrote ‘TechRights: human rights, technology and social care.’ after a summer of conversations with key digital and technology stakeholders, human rights and ethicists in numerous countries. His work calls for a human-rights and ethical based approach to be developed around the co-design and implementation of AI, IoT and BigData especially within a social care context.
Associate Director of Digital, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Sarah Moorhead Head of Electronic Health Record Delivery for the Digital Informatics Team.
With 16 years of Digital Health Experience whose current role is providing leadership for the Digital Transformation for Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust in their Development of its Electronic Health Record. Helping to guide the growth of its EHR from 5 electronic forms and 362 disparate systems to a full home grown EHR with 152 systems integrated in real time, earning a place on the One Health Tech 70 Influential Women.
Following the LTHT ethos of clinical leadership the clinical teams vision informs the Trusts Digital strategy and direction. With a wealth of experience from working with a spectrum of stakeholders the EHR Delivery role has been pivotal to ensure that this vision permeates professional and organisational boundaries, to deliver transformational digital healthcare. Meeting the requirements of the Clinical Teams to improve patient care, outcomes and experience that supports our clinical teams to deliver the best care to our patients in an efficient and effective manner. This is the Leeds Digital Way.
Senior Clinical Quality Lead / NHS Near Me Lead, NHS Highland
Clare Morrison is Senior Clinical Quality Lead at NHS Highland. She is currently leading the development of NHS Near Me, and has a long-standing special interest in delivering services in remote and rural areas. Clare is a Scottish Quality & Safety Fellow and a graduate of the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in quality improvement. By profession, Clare is a pharmacist with extensive experience of developing pharmacy services and improving medicines safety. She is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare in 2018.
Independent Living Advisor, DLF
Linda Morrow has enjoyed a varied career focussing on community healthcare. She began work as a District Nurse in Edinburgh before specialising in Continence Care. After 10 years of strategically developing continence services across Lothian she moved to the Care Commission to provide expert advice throughout Scotland. Linda then moved into the third sector having been given the opportunity to strategically develop community services for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
She now works as Independent Living Adviser for the Disabled Living Foundation. Her current role is responsible for raising awareness of DLF services across Scotland, and identifying opportunities for engagement which will ensure that individuals living with long term conditions or disabilities have access to the equipment they require to facilitate independence and self-management.
Founder, Brothers in Arms Mental Health App
While training in 2015 to become a counsellor specialising in men and mental health after my own journey with dealing with PTSD, I quickly realised that getting men to self-present would be a challenge and would be limited in the number of them that could be supported.
Having some experience in creating a business in the 90’s I decided to use that as a social entrepreneur to Create BIA along with Martin Smith as ‘A 21st Century Charity for the 21st Century Male’ to support their mental health and reduce male suicide in Scotland by using online, digital tech, film and social media to reach them where ever they are. A Digital Safe Space for Men in Scotland.
Our strategy is composed of three strands,
DIGITAL. Provide support.
FILM. Create awareness.
SOCIAL. Spread the word.
Head of eHealth (Digital Health and Care) Governance and Technical strategy, Scottish Government
Penni is currently interim Head of eHealth in Scottish Government having joined eHealth in 2017 with a focus on Information Governance and Assurance. She has an ICT background and worked initially in the private sector as a systems developer before moving into ICT programme roles across a number of agencies in the public sector. She was Operations Director for the 2011 Census at National Records of Scotland and then moved into Head of Corporate Services role which gave her wide experience of delivery and assurance in both ICT/Digital and Information arenas.
Clinton F. Schick
Managing Director, Strata Health (UK) Ltd.
Clint brings more than 30 years of business development, integration and logistics experience to his role as builder of Strata Health’s global client relationships.
Over the past 17 years he has been an advocate of optimising patient-flow across global health eco-systems by established cross-organisational collaboration underpinned by intelligent technology and pragmatic change management.
He has supported this consistent message across the commonwealth including business operations and speaking engagements in Canada, Australia and the UK.
In 2008, he moved to the UK and established Strata Health (UK) Ltd.
Preceding his tenure at Strata Health, Clint held senior management roles across several global multinational organisations.
Clint is a graduate of Oxford University’s program in Continuing Professional Development, is a member of the Institute of Directors (M.IoD) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada.
He lives in England with his wife and 3 daughters.
Service Development Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare/NHS 24
Sue joined SCTT in May 2011 and has Programme Lead responsibility for the Scottish Government's Technology Enabled Care Programme which includes Telecare and Scotland's transition from Analogue to Digital Telecare. Sue has previously led various National Programmes in Telehealth and spent 2 years on secondment working in Innovation with the Digital Health & Care Institute.
Sue is a Registered General Nurse who started her career in 1990, training at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Sue worked in Accident & Emergency, Neurology ITU and Cardiology before leaving to becoming a full time student at the University of Edinburgh to train as a social worker. When qualified Sue worked for City of Edinburgh Council in the Supported Accommodation Team HIV/Aids and Drug Assessment and Rehabilitation Teams. Sue has also worked in the Third Sector.
Alyson is a proven entrepreneurial, visionary leader of service transformation, service delivery and business development in Telecare, Telehealth, Support and Care, Customer Service and Housing Management.
Her career within Telecare commenced in 2002, she has held both operational and strategic positions within the Telecare Industry and is currently the Chief Executive for the TEC Services Association C.I.C. (TSA). Alyson has led strategic development, implementation and risk management of the Association’s aspirational vision to grow the Industry at scale and enable the improvement of individual lives through technology.
Alyson is passionate about demonstrating how the use of technology enabled services can support health, housing and social care to simultaneously achieve local outcomes for the sector and individual outcomes for service users and their families and carers.
CEO, NHS NSS
Colin joined NSS in 2008 initially as Logistics Director and then as Director of National Procurement. He has since been Director of NSS’ Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities Business Unit before being appointed Chief Executive on 1st August 2016.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the logistics, supply chain and procurement sectors working for a range of large public ltd companies in the manufacturing and logistics fields. Prior to joining NSS Colin was Regional Operations Director for a major UK logistics business where responsibilities included business development and customer account management.
Colin’s career has been in the service sector and he brings this experience to his current role with a focus on providing high quality customer service, understanding and working collaboratively with customers and stakeholders and delivering new services to meet changing needs.
Strategic Business Development Director, Tunstall Healthcare
Steve has extensive experience of working with public and private sector organisations across health and social care throughout the UK and Europe helping them recognise the potential of technology as an agent for change. He was responsible for positioning Telefonica’s mobile and digital solutions and services directly and via strategic partnerships to health and public sector organisations during his time at O2 UK. Prior to this, Steve was Managing Consultant at Unipart, creating and delivering new revenue streams across healthcare, public sector and supply chains for enterprise mobility and emerging mobile technologies and software applications.
Steve joined Tunstall in October 2013, focussing on helping clients develop new models of care leveraging Tunstall Healthcare’s key strengths to truly transform services to manage demand, personalisation and deliver on the integration of health and social care agenda whilst driving improved outcomes for providers, commissioners, patients and service users alike.
Steve played a major role in securing and delivering major contracts, including those with Lancashire County Council, Calderdale CCG and Nottinghamshire County Council. He is currently working on further developing Tunstall’s Connected Healthcare proposition based on Group best practice and positioning Tunstall as a market leader on the digital journey faced by client organisations.
Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris
Chancellor's Fellow and Reader, The University of Edinburgh
Sotirios (or Sotos) joined The University of Edinburgh in 2015. He is also a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute. Previously he was with IMT Lucca, Italy as Director of the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Unit. Prior, he held a joint faculty appointment at Northwestern University with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Radiology Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a PhD and MSc from Northwestern. He has published extensively, particularly in interdisciplinary ﬁelds, with more than 140 journal and conference papers in his active record. His primary research interest is in machine learning and healthcare applications. He is involved in several AI projects and most recently in the iCAIRD Scottish-wide centre for AI in radiology/pathology. Additional information: http://tsaftaris.com
Principal Architect, BJSS
Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and the public-sector (with a more recent focus on healthcare systems), in hands-on technical and leadership roles. As Principal Architect, Jeff was involved from the bid stage through to live support of the e-Referral Service (the replacement for Choose and Book), the initial phases of GP IT Futures as well as working with 3rd party suppliers on the implementation of GPConnect for GP Systems and Pharmacy PMR implementation/integration.
As an avid tech blogger and REST API enthusiast, Jeff gives talks around the UK on the topic, with an eye to the future of integration and interoperability.
Service Development Manager, NHS 24
Chris has been working in the NHS in Scotland for over 15 years. His work has focused on the implementation, design and development of unique services and systems. During this time, Chris has been responsible for a number of initiatives and developments in the field of digital mental health.
For the past 4 years, he has worked in NHS 24 as the national implementation lead for cCBT in Scotland. Leading on the EU funded MasterMind project and Scottish Government funded cCBT TEC project he has been working in partnership with the 14 territorial Health Board areas to expand and improve accessibility to cCBT treatment across the country.
Lanarkshire Telehealth Team
Lanarkshire’s Telehealth Team has introduced and scaled up a range of innovations under the umbrella of Technology Enabled Care. They have developed considerable expertise in a range of innovations that are radically shifting the way that people access services and creating an organisational memory that maximises the efficiency of Lanarkshire’s digital solutions. Amongst the benefits being realised are improved levels of long-term condition self-management, staff and service users not using their valuable time travelling to clinics/meetings/ training venues, and residents in care homes linking together to reduce isolation. This presentation will give an overview of their latest developments and progress including a pathway of SMS texting and Virtual consultations aimed at mums and babies from ante natal support through to post natal early feeding and weaning stages and the introduction of blood pressure testing with our South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture partners within the British Heart Foundation hypertension monitoring study.